Tuesday, January 24, 2017

10 Reasons I'm a Man of God

I recently realized that I have a habit of sharing my faith that is too academic. The reason I do this is because when God regenerated my heart and called me by faith to salvation in Christ alone, He did so by the power of the Spirit. But He also did so by working on my mind. He put men in my life whose ministries were deeply thoughtful (William Lane Craig, Ravi Zacharias, etc.) and in that way captured my intellect in order to renew my heart. 

Thus, I speak through my experience about my faith. And, as admitted, it can sometimes be too academic.

So, I thought it would be nice to challenge myself to articulate ten accessible reasons this morning that I am a man of God. Here we go:

1) God gives my life purpose and meaning.

2) I know where to go when I need answers or when I need to share my innermost thoughts (to God in prayer).

3) God is my strength and my shield.

4) He grants me wisdom and courage when I need it most.

5) With God, all things are possible (even suffering and having joy in trials).

6) He surrounds me with people who will help me, encourage me, and enlighten me (the church).

7) The more I pray and study the Bible, the more I discover the many depths of God and His word.

8) I am a better man to my family and friends because of God's love for me and my faith in Him.

9) I know God has a plan for my life and I can trust whatever comes my way as a Providence from God meant to shape and mold me into Christlikeness.

10) God provides me with my fullest satisfaction in this life and the next.

What would your list look like? What would you add that I haven't mentioned?